Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 800,000 deaths each year in the U.S. This podcast discusses ways to prevent cardiovascular disease. Created: 9/5/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/5/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep the Blood Flowing
Avoidable Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke, and Hypertensive Disease – United States, 2001-2010
Recorded: September 3, 2013; posted: September 5, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 800,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure are the main causes of death and disability related to cardiovascular disease. Many of these deaths are preventable by following a few simple strategies. Use the “ABCS”—aspirin therapy when appropriate, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation. In addition, eat a healthy diet that’s low in fat and sodium and exercise regularly to improve your chances of living a long and healthy life.
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